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Dasara Film Festival to be held from 27 September to 3 October in Mysuru

The selected 112 films will be screened over seven days in two multiplexes in the city.

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The Dasara Film Festival has announced that the festival will screen 112 films from 27 September to 3 October in Mysuru, Karnataka. The selected films will be screened over seven days in two multiplexes in the city.

Out of the total films, over 40 Kannada films and 28 films from world cinema will be screened. According to daily newspaper The Hindu, the Russian film A Gentle Creature (2017), Iranian film A Hero (2021), Danish film Another Round (2020) are amongst the foreign films selected.

In the Indian cinema section, Bengali, Kannada, Tamil, Assamese, Malayalam and Chhattisgarhi films will be screened. In addition to the film screenings, a three-day film production workshop and a short film contest has also been announced. 

The festival will also pay tribute to two popular Kannada actors, Puneeth Rajkumar, who was also known as Appu, and Sanchari Vijay, who died last year. Rajkumar's films Bettada Hoovu (1985), Prithvi (2010)Mythri (2015), Raajakumara (2017),  Anjani Putra (2017),  and Yuvarathnaa (2021) will be screened; while Sanchari Vijay's films Act-1978 (2020), Puksatte Life (2021)Taledanda (2022).

The online portal CityToday has reported that the festival will be inaugurated by chief minister Basavaraj S Bommai and Kannada actor Shivarajkumar on 26 September at Kalamandira. It also quoted Mysuru Town Planning member and the festival’s special officer Sheshu as saying, “Late Puneeth Rajkumar and Sanchari Vijay’s popular movies will be the main attraction. Puneeth’s Bettada Hoovu, Raajakumara, Mythri (2015), Prithvi (2010), Yuvarathnaa and Sanchari Vijay’s Taledanda [and] Puksatte Life will be the highlights."

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